Friday, October 5, 2012

NEPAL ~Krishna Mandir-Patan Durbar Square-UNESCO~

...Fantastic card from the country "On top of the world " ...thousands of worshippers from around the country celebrating and offering for their Lord by an amazing temple... Thanks a lot Emil!!

With great stamps!
From the Architecture (Classical) series:
Yetser Jangchubling Monastery-Upper Dolpa (Issued 30-12-2011)
And from the Geography&Meteorology serie:
Badaiya Taai-Bardiya (Issued 30-12-2011)
The Krishna temple is built in 1637 in the Shikhara style, imported from India. Beneath its 21 golden pinnacles are three floors. The first floor enshrines Krishna, the second Shiva, and the third Lokeshwor. Scenes from the Ramayana narrated in Newari script decorate the interior of the temple.

Legend says that it was built because of a dream. One night, King Siddhi Narasigh Malla dreamt that the gods Krishna and Radha were standing in front of the palace. The King ordered a temple built on the same spot. During a war with a neighboring kingdom a decade later, the King emerged victorious after calling on Krishna to vanquish his enemies. In gratitude, the King built a replica of the temple inside the Sundari Chauk courtyard.

The most important monument of the city is Patan Durbar Square, which has been listed by UNESCO as one of seven Monument Zones that make up the Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Site. The monument zone of Patan Durbar Square is one of the seven monument zone of Kathmandu Valley.The seven monument zones were included in the World Heritage List in 1979 as one integrated site.

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